Growing up, my mom had four kids to feed. She and my dad were master budgeters so even though finances were tight, we never went hungry. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were always available.
That didn't mean I always liked what was made, and one of my least favorite dishes was Tater-tot Casserole. I loathed nights we ate that. Now, though, I like it. My taste buds changed at some point and I started making it for dinner.
But Tater-tot casserole wasn't IC friendly
I couldn't find a tater-tot at the store that didn't have soybean oil in it. And it called for cream of mushroom soup. I resigned to giving it up after finally starting to like it.
But why should I give it up? Surely, I could make it IC friendly with a few tweaks.
It's not as pretty as when my mom used tater tots, but it tastes just as good!
IC Friendly Tater-Tot Casserole
*This recipe can be doubled or tripled. I'm only feeding myself and my husband, so all recipes will be small portions.
**This is important to do. I tried it without boiling the potatoes and the end result was the potatoes turned a nasty grey color while cooking. Not sure why, but it didn't not look tasty. Learn from my mistake. I've also learned that grilling the shredded potatoes like hash browns gives it a nice crispy texture. Crisp and brown in a pan with a little butter or oil then put on top of the filling and bake like normal.
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